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Barcelona terror attack: One arrested after van driven into dozens of pedestrians

Barcelona terror attack: One arrested after van driven into dozens of pedestrians

April 7, 2017 - A truck drives into a crowd on a shopping street and crashes into a department store in central Stockholm, killing five people and wounding 15 in what police call a terrorist attack.

Police are calling it a "massive trampling" after the van mounted the sidewalk.

ISIS has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

He said police boarded the bus and told everyone to get off - and to stay away from Las Ramblas.

Spanish National Police released a photo of a man alleged to have rented the van used in the ramming attack, identified as Driss Oukabir.

Footage from reporters on the ground shows armed officers combing the streets and a market near where the van came to a halt, with a search said to be under way in several other shopping areas. "All of a sudden, people were just screaming and running".

"We made a decision to leave and we went out of the shop and there was police everywhere, ambulances, fire engines, bomb disposal squads, and they were directing people to go as far away from the area as they could".

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Catalan parliamentary speaker Carme Forcadell said her heart "shrunk" with the news from Barcelona.

"Americans in Spain: If you are safe, be sure to notify friends and loved ones".

Marc Esparcia, a 20-year-old student who lives in Barcelona, told the BBC: "There was a loud noise and everybody ran for cover".

Witnesses of an attack in Barcelona's historic tourist district have spoken to Sky News. It moved, I guess, too quick, but I did see people scattering in all directions, running into the restaurant where we were, running down side streets trying to find a safe place.

People walk down a main street in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. Spanish police have also been involved in the arrests of more than 200 suspected jihadis since then.

November 13, 2015 - Paris is rocked by multiple, near simultaneous gun-and-bomb attacks on entertainment sites around the city, in which 130 people die and 368 are wounded. According to the El Pais daily, the driver has not been detained yet.

Officials have also confirmed that 13 people were killed and 50 others injured.